high school – Rockcoast Festival http://rockcoastfestival.com/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 09:15:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://rockcoastfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-11-120x120.png high school – Rockcoast Festival http://rockcoastfestival.com/ 32 32 GALLERY: Dana Point Celebrates 51st Annual Whale Festival https://rockcoastfestival.com/gallery-dana-point-celebrates-51st-annual-whale-festival/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 23:06:04 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/gallery-dana-point-celebrates-51st-annual-whale-festival/ SUPPORT THIS INDEPENDENT JOURNALISMThe article you are about to read comes from our journalists doing their important job – investigating, researching and writing their stories. We want to provide informative and inspiring stories that connect you to the people, issues and opportunities within our community. Journalism requires a lot of resources. Today, our economic model […]]]>

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By Breeana Greenberg

Hundreds of people gathered at Dana Point last weekend for the 51st Annual Whale Festival, which featured many activities and events including the Magical Migration Parade, all celebrating the annual gray whale migration.

Saturday March 5th festival-goers lined the sidewalk along Island Way as marching bands, classic cars, military units, floats and giant balloons paraded. As this year’s Grand Marshal, Jean Pierre “The Fly” Van Swae led the procession through Dana Point Harbor.

The opening day of the festival was particularly windy, as those holding the strings of the giant whale, turtle and shark balloons fought the wind to keep the balloons close to the ground.

Throughout the weekend, festival-goers embarked on special whale-watching excursions, competed in cardboard boat and dinghy races, browsed works by local artists, played live music and participated in educational tours and lectures.

The weekend’s events kicked off just before sunset on Friday, March 4, when members of the Acjachemen Indigenous Nation and the Dana Point Surf Club gathered on the beach behind the Ocean Institute to bless the gray whales that migrate beyond Dana Point.

As the winds picked up, prompting a high surf warning, seven Surf Club members braved the waves for a special paddle during the Whale Welcome Ceremony.

After the ceremony, Donna Kalez of Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching and Gisele Anderson of Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari announced efforts to keep the whales safe and the waterways clean.

In 2020, the duo announced that the Global Cetacean Alliance had named Dana Point a Whale Heritage Site. Dana Point is the first, and currently only, town in North America to be certified as a Whale Heritage Site.

To maintain the designation, the Dana Point Whale Watching Corporation has developed initiatives to maintain the waterways and educate boaters about whale safety.

“A whaling heritage site is an exceptional place where cetaceans, whales, dolphins and porpoises are embraced through the cultural, economic, social and political life of associated communities, and where people and cetaceans authentically coexist. and respectful,” Kalez said.

Dana Point Whale Watching developed the Be Whale Safe campaign to teach boaters how to be safe around whales. Dana Wharf and Captain Dave’s are also participating in the search.

The company has also adopted a freeway strip along Interstate 5. There will be six signs placed along the freeway to inform drivers that Dana Point is the Whale Watching Capital of the World, including the cost pays for litter to be picked up along the road. Highway.

The company has also led an effort to report and recover balloons at sea. More than 1,500 balloons have been recovered over the past year through this effort, according to Kalez.

Dr. Ari Friedlaender, cetacean specialist, was also present after the ceremony on Friday evening to give a lecture on whales and their impact on their environment.

Photos: Breeana Greenberg and Alan Gibby

During the festival, Dana Point Whale Watching donated cardboard water boxes to reduce plastic water bottle waste.

Just before the Saturday morning parade, competitors from the Carboard Classic and Dinghy Dash gathered at Baby Beach early to build their makeshift boats.

Performance Paddling won the business barge division with iHeartYoga in second and Ocean Academy USA in third. The Women’s Sailing Association OC won the Judge’s Choice award and the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association won the People’s Choice award.

In the Dana Point Harbor parking lot, visitors could stroll through the Whales, Tails and Ales street fair, which featured local artisans and dog-friendly vendors, as well as a dog costume contest, craft beer and inflatable play structures.

There, art students from Dana Hills High displayed their works, including pottery, photography, drawings and paintings.

The Clam Chowder Cook-Off also took place, with Coastal Kitchen winning the People’s Choice Award, while The Point Restaurant & Bar won the Mayor’s Choice Award. Wind & Sea Restaurant won the award for best stand decorations.

The festivities continued on Sunday, March 7, when families had the chance to dig for treasures and raise money for various children’s charities during the Diamond Dig at Baby Beach.

In the afternoon, Drea Sheva, Neon Nation and Who’s Zeppelin played classic ’80s music while raising money for the Dana Hills High School swim program. The groups rocked atop a floating stage on the water at Baby Beach.

Nearby, a barbecue was served and a Spirit Garden for ages 21 and up raised funds for the Marine Corps League South Coast Detachment.

Breeana Greenberg is the city reporter for the Dana Point Times. She graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Prior to joining Picket Fence Media, she worked as a freelance journalist for the Laguna Beach Independent. Breeana can be reached by email at bgreenberg@picketfencemedia.com

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La Musica International Chamber Music Festival announces changes and additions to its 2022 season https://rockcoastfestival.com/la-musica-international-chamber-music-festival-announces-changes-and-additions-to-its-2022-season/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 05:16:13 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/la-musica-international-chamber-music-festival-announces-changes-and-additions-to-its-2022-season/ Arts & Culture DAILY SRQ FRESHLY PRESSED CONTENT EVERY MORNING THURSDAY MARCH 3, 2022 | La Musica International Chamber Music Festival, celebrating its 36th season this year with events and concerts from April 1 to April 13, is pleased to announce changes and additions to its season. For the safety of La Musica guests and […]]]>

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La Musica International Chamber Music Festival, celebrating its 36th season this year with events and concerts from April 1 to April 13, is pleased to announce changes and additions to its season. For the safety of La Musica guests and musicians, the venue for the April 11 Musical Chefs Dinner has been changed from Michael’s Wine Cellar to the outdoor atrium of Michael’s On East. Due to scheduling conflicts, public rehearsals will now take place at the Bayfront Community Center at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium and the Sarasota Opera House. Festival rehearsal passes are valid at both locations. The rehearsal schedule is available at LaMusicaFestival.org. This year, the La Musica school outreach program is getting kids involved by offering free tickets through Musical Kids Go Free and inviting students from the Suzuki Institute School of Music and Booker High School VPA program to share their music in the Sarasota Opera House for the half hour before each concert. Booker High VPA students will play before the evening concerts, and Suzuki Institute students will play before the afternoon concerts. For subscriptions, event tickets and more information, visit LaMusicaFestval.org or call the LaMusica box office at (207) 266-7999. Single concert tickets can be purchased by calling the Sarasota Opera Box Office at (941) 328-1300.

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Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce Announces 36th Annual Beach Music Festival https://rockcoastfestival.com/pleasure-island-chamber-of-commerce-announces-36th-annual-beach-music-festival/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 15:45:06 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/pleasure-island-chamber-of-commerce-announces-36th-annual-beach-music-festival/ PLEASURE ISLAND, North Carolina – The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce, which serves Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Ft. Fisher and New Hanover County, announced that it will host the 36th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival on Saturday, June 4 in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. The festival takes place on the beach across from the Carolina […]]]>

PLEASURE ISLAND, North Carolina – The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce, which serves Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Ft. Fisher and New Hanover County, announced that it will host the 36th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival on Saturday, June 4 in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. The festival takes place on the beach across from the Carolina Beach boardwalk, with bands performing on the beachfront stage.

Headliners for this year’s Festival include Jim Quick and Coastline, The Band of Oz and North Tower. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 1 for $35 each at Chamber offices, various retailers and Eventbrite.com. Tickets will be available the day of the Festival at a cost of $40 each. Festival patrons can bring their own chairs, coolers and food to the beach to enjoy throughout the day. Space for 10×10 tents can be reserved through the Chamber office.

“The Carolina Beach Music Festival is the oldest beach music festival in the United States still held on the beach,” said Lynn Halterman, president of the Carolina Beach Music Festival. “This is a truly unique event that attracts beach music lovers from all over the East Coast who can enjoy a day of great music, shag dancing and the best Pleasure Island has to offer.”

ABOUT GROUPS

Jim Quick and Coastline, like their namesake the Atlantic Coastline Railroad, have been roaming the Southeast tracks and connecting with loyal fans for over 25 years. The band draw inspiration from Soul, Blues, R&B and Americana to create their own genre of music known as Swamp Soul. Frontman Jim Quick and his band maintain an average of 250 tour dates a year and are best known for capturing the spirit of musical traditions born and raised in small town Americana.

The Band of Oz originated in eastern North Carolina 55 years ago as a part-time band playing frat nights and high school dances across the south. In 1977, the band went on the road full time. Since then, they have made an exceptional name for themselves and have performed at the best venues and festivals in the Southeast. Today, Band of Oz has eight members, a full horn section, and performs over 200 shows a year.

The North Tower Band have been one of the biggest party bands in the south for over 35 years, playing beach, funk, Top 40 and oldies songs. They will bring sizzling brass and powerful vocals that will have you dancing in the sun and on the sand.

Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. on the day of the festival and bands will take the stage at 11:00 a.m. Corporate sponsorships for this event are available ranging from $500 to $7,500.

Founded over 75 years ago, the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is Pleasure Island’s oldest business organization. For more information, visit Pleasureislandnc.org.

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36th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival Announces 2022 Date and Lineup https://rockcoastfestival.com/36th-annual-carolina-beach-music-festival-announces-2022-date-and-lineup/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/36th-annual-carolina-beach-music-festival-announces-2022-date-and-lineup/ by: Pleasure Island Chamber of CommerceRyan Harper Job : 1 Feb 2022 / 12:45 PM EST / Update: 1 Feb 2022 / 7:52 PM EST PLEASURE ISLAND, North Carolina – The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce, which serves Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Ft. Fisher and New Hanover County announced that they will host the 36th […]]]>

PLEASURE ISLAND, North Carolina – The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce, which serves Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Ft. Fisher and New Hanover County announced that they will host the 36th annual Carolina Beach Music Festival on Saturday, 4 June in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. The festival takes place on the beach across from the Carolina Beach boardwalk, with bands performing on the beachfront stage.

Headliners for this year’s Festival include Jim Quick and Coastline, The Band of Oz and North Tower. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 1 for $35 each at Chamber offices, various retailers and on Eventbrite.com. Tickets will be available the day of the Festival at a cost of $40 each. Festival patrons can bring their own chairs, coolers and food to the beach to enjoy throughout the day. Space for 10×10 tents can be reserved with the Chamber office.

“The Carolina Beach Music Festival is the oldest beach music festival in the United States still held on the beach,” said Lynn Halterman, president of the Carolina Beach Music Festival. “This is a truly unique event that attracts beach music lovers from all over the East Coast to enjoy a day of great music, shag dancing and the best Pleasure Island has to offer.”

ABOUT GROUPS

Jim Quick and Coastline, like their namesake the Atlantic Coastline Railroad, have been roaming the Southeast tracks and connecting with loyal fans for over 25 years. The group takes inspiration from Soul, Blues, R&B and Americana to create their own genre of music known as Swamp Soul. Frontman Jim Quick and his band maintain an average of 250 tour dates a year and are best known for capturing the spirit of musical traditions born and raised in small town America.

The Band of Oz originated in eastern North Carolina 55 years ago as a part-time band playing frat nights and high school dances across the south. In 1977, the band went on the road full time. Since then, they have made an exceptional name for themselves and have performed at the best venues and festivals in the Southeast. Today, Band of Oz has eight members, a full horn section, and performs over 200 shows a year.

The North Tower Band have been one of the great party bands in the south for over 35 years, playing beach, funk, Top 40 and oldies songs. They will bring sizzling brass and powerful vocals that will have you dancing in the sun and on the sand.

Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. on the day of the festival and bands will take the stage at 11:00 a.m. Corporate sponsorships for this event are available ranging from $500 to $7,500.

Founded over 75 years ago, the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is Pleasure Island’s oldest business organization. For more information, visit pleasureislandnc.org.

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Fertile Ground, the annual festival for new productions, brings love, sex and puppetry to a screen near you https://rockcoastfestival.com/fertile-ground-the-annual-festival-for-new-productions-brings-love-sex-and-puppetry-to-a-screen-near-you/ Wed, 26 Jan 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/fertile-ground-the-annual-festival-for-new-productions-brings-love-sex-and-puppetry-to-a-screen-near-you/ If there’s one word that describes Fertile Ground, it’s “raw”. Since its inception in 2009, the annual New Works Festival has become the best place in town to experience theatre, film and dance that has not been forgotten in the studio – an art that exists at the intersection of imperfection, vitality and risk. Fertile […]]]>

If there’s one word that describes Fertile Ground, it’s “raw”.

Since its inception in 2009, the annual New Works Festival has become the best place in town to experience theatre, film and dance that has not been forgotten in the studio – an art that exists at the intersection of imperfection, vitality and risk.

Fertile Ground has never lacked courage — it’s the festival where a naked performer covered himself in dirt in front of an audience at the Clinton Street Theater — but the pandemic demanded a different kind of courage. An event built on the bustle of live audiences filling venues across the city was suddenly faced with the daunting prospect of forced reinvention.

By going virtual in 2021, Fertile Ground risked becoming small and shrunken. Yet the festival has been supported by visionaries who have dreamed up everything from a therapeutic baking podcast to a deeply moving reading of a play about Fezziwig, a character often overlooked in A Christmas Carol.

While Fertile Ground 2021 may have set high standards for virtual performance, 2022 has the potential to surpass them. It’s hard to imagine a subject that isn’t tackled by this year’s edition of the festival, which will unleash works on sex, love, politics, puppets and pirates.

It’s never easy to narrow down the festival’s offering to a list of must-see events, but here are some of the shows that seem likely to keep that raw Fertile Ground spirit alive.

Alma’s wish

Anca Hariton and David Woodin, the masters behind Leaven Dream Puppets, return to Fertile Ground with a fable that draws on the Czech tradition of socially engaged puppetry and ruminates on communism in Eastern Europe. Streams from 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 27 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, February 6. Donations are accepted.

Apple hunters! and Dorothy’s Dictionary

Few things are as exciting as the prospect of a new piece by EM Lewis, especially for fans of his Antarctica saga. Magellanica. This year, she presents two new works at Fertile Ground—Apple hunters!which chronicles a hunt for a lost variety of apple, and Dorothy’s Dictionary, about an unlikely friendship between a high school student and a librarian. Apple hunters! airs at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1. Free. Dorothy’s Dictionary streams 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, January 27 through February 27. 6. Donations Accepted.

Deals

Fans of Milwaukie-based dance company TriptheDark should seek out this Chad Dickerson musical, which is choreographed by resourceful TriptheDark co-creative director Corinn deTorres. Broadcast from Thursday to Sunday from February 3 to 6. $10. Also plays Chapel Theater, 4107 SE Harrison St., Milwaukie. 7:30 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday from February 3 to 6. $20.

Cosmogonos

Milagro legend Ajai Tripathi created and produced this two-part showcase, which uses the play of shadows to tell the story of the origin of the universe. Streams Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 27-Feb. 6. Donations Accepted.

The cult of cunnilingus

Sex-positive superstar Eleanor O’Brien is back with an erotic comedy that stems from her sultry, moving and thunderous ensemble show Sex, we can! Stream at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday from February 3-6. $20.

Crossroads in Chambersburg

Playwright and director Fred Cooprider dramatizes a real-life encounter in an abandoned stone quarry in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, between Frederick Douglass and martyr abolitionist John Brown. Streams Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 27-Feb. 6. Donations Accepted.

Countryside

There’s nothing quite like Sara Jean Accuardi’s writing – she’s lucid and unafraid of grief, yet bold in her embrace of compassion and optimism. For this audio drama, she teamed up with the Vertigo Theater to tell the story of a single mother set in the final days of the 2020 US presidential election. Streams Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 27-Feb. 6. $20.

The knowledge of good and evil

Legacy, spirituality and morality are the themes that define this short film about a clash between two African-American brothers, written and directed by poet and playwright Valerie Yvette Peterson. Broadcast at 6 p.m. from Friday to Saturday, January 28 and 29. Donations accepted.

The Misadventures of Missy Black: A Pirate Play

Who doesn’t crave maritime action? This piece promises to satisfy our collective appetite for hacking, with a twist. Riley Anna wrote the screenplay about a young woman who defies an arranged marriage and joins a mutiny to become a pirate queen. Streams 7 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, January 30 and February 2-3. To free.

Ro & Jo: A Tale of Misfortune

The daughters of two rival politicians fall in love in this contemporary riff on Romeo and Juliet. Streams 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, February 1-6. Sliding scale from $5 to $25.

The City of Many Names – Wild West Digital Edition

Never underestimate the exhilarating experimental theater of Hand2Mouth. This western, created by students from the company’s Youth Summer Design Residency Program, was born from an intriguing question: “What would westerns look like if they weren’t all created by old white men?” Streams 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 4. Pay what you want.

SEE : Fertile Ground Festival, fertilegroundpdx2022.org. Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 27-Feb. 6.

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Annual Festival of Lights in Green Bay Spreads Holiday Cheer | WFRV Local 5 https://rockcoastfestival.com/annual-festival-of-lights-in-green-bay-spreads-holiday-cheer-wfrv-local-5/ Sun, 12 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/annual-festival-of-lights-in-green-bay-spreads-holiday-cheer-wfrv-local-5/ GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas at Lambeau Field. The 15th Annual Festival of Lights was held on Saturday evening and featured a variety of holiday activities like Christmas movies and cartoons, holiday card making, performances by area high school choirs and, of course, photo ops with Santa […]]]>

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas at Lambeau Field.

The 15th Annual Festival of Lights was held on Saturday evening and featured a variety of holiday activities like Christmas movies and cartoons, holiday card making, performances by area high school choirs and, of course, photo ops with Santa Claus.

And while all that activity was nothing short of a good time, the star of the show had to be the giant tree lighting ceremony, the tree in question hailing straight from Green Bay.

This special 50-foot tree was decorated from head to trunk with holiday ornaments and featured approximately 10,000 lights. Two of the self-proclaimed Packers biggest fans from Germany say it was a sight to behold.

“We were in the Pro Shop store all afternoon. We were on our way to the car when we saw a group of people here and I read all about this tree and was lucky enough to see it right now. That’s really cool,” Packers fan David Young shared.

Next to Young, Sasha Marohn shared similar excitement: “Exactly, yeah, we came here to beat the bears.”

Additionally, during the event, families attending the Festival of Lights also donated new, unwrapped toys to help families in need this holiday season.

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15th Annual Free “Festival of Lights” at Lambeau Field Lights up Green Bay https://rockcoastfestival.com/15th-annual-free-festival-of-lights-at-lambeau-field-lights-up-green-bay/ Sat, 11 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/15th-annual-free-festival-of-lights-at-lambeau-field-lights-up-green-bay/ GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Driving past Lambeau Field, it may have looked a little clearer tonight, Dec. The Festival of Lights had to take a year off last year due to the pandemic, but returned with a dazzling array of free cookie decorations, face painting and a towering locally cut spruce that was selected […]]]>

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Driving past Lambeau Field, it may have looked a little clearer tonight, Dec.

The Festival of Lights had to take a year off last year due to the pandemic, but returned with a dazzling array of free cookie decorations, face painting and a towering locally cut spruce that was selected by the Packers through an extensive online submission process.

The 50-foot spruce donated by longtime Packers fan Wayne Berkovitz from his home in the Green Bay area provided a great photo spot for families. The at least 30-year-old tree was decorated with over 10,000 lights. However, that wasn’t the only attraction at the 15th annual Festival of Lights.

Free card drawing, hot chocolate making and face painting all gave the Lambeau Field atrium a festive vibe. Still, the best part of the night for some kids was decorating the cookies.

Local high school choirs followed the sound of the extravagant cookie decorating of approximately 2,500 sugar cookies brought in by Festival Foods.

“It’s just fun,” said Stosh Stiloski, community engagement specialist at Festival Foods. “Seeing Santa Claus is always fun. I still love it and I’m in my 40s. But seeing the tree lit is going to be a great night. It’s all just fun, so when we can bond to that kind of stuff and an event like that with the Packers too, it’s a win-win for everyone.

Some Packers fans were even from Mississippi and admittedly unaccustomed to the cold. Still, they were excited for it.

“We decided to come in December or January to feel the cold because ever since I was a kid watching Brett Favre play, I’ve always wanted to come to the Frozen Tundra – the cold, icy Packers games,” fan of the Biloxi Packers, Mississippi James Erwin shared. He was visiting Green Bay with his wife, who married in April 2021, for the first time.

To help keep everyone warm, Festival associates volunteered and handed out hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows.

It’s an event that Festival Foods said it was excited to do again next year.

Copyright 2021 WBAY. All rights reserved.

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Hangout Music Festival returns after two-year hiatus https://rockcoastfestival.com/hangout-music-festival-returns-after-two-year-hiatus/ Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:19:31 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/hangout-music-festival-returns-after-two-year-hiatus/ Hangout Music Festival officials have unveiled the lineup for the 2022 event, which will hit the beaches of Gulf Shores on the weekend of May 20-22. Presale registration is now open for the popular festival, which is back after being canceled in 2020 and 2021. The music party, which had become an unofficial kickoff to […]]]>


Hangout Music Festival officials have unveiled the lineup for the 2022 event, which will hit the beaches of Gulf Shores on the weekend of May 20-22.

Presale registration is now open for the popular festival, which is back after being canceled in 2020 and 2021. The music party, which had become an unofficial kickoff to the summer along the coast of the Gulf of Alabama since its inception in 2010, attracts an array of pop, rock, hip-hop, electronic and country artists. General ticket sales are scheduled to open on Monday, December 13.

The festival’s headliners for his comeback include singer and rapper Post Malone, Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala and Grammy-winning singer Halsey. Other artists on the lineup include R&B and rap sensation Doja Cat, Chicago pop-punk band Fall Out Boy, dance music star Illenium, Houston hip-hop artist Megan Thee Stallion, country singer Kane. Brown, Louisville rapper Jack Harlow, the Grammy Award-winning German. Russian DJ and producer Zedd, and singer and soul songwriter Leon Bridges.

In all, 70 acts are scheduled for this year’s festival. Find the full program on www.hangoutmusicfest.com.

Organizers say that beyond music, the community aspect of Hangout “remains central to the festival experience” with a variety of events and activities planned, and a focus on social and environmental responsibility. and community involvement. Events and options include food; art exhibitions; dancing; recreation, including disco roller skating and swimming; and even the possibility of getting married at the festival.

The festival is proud to support the community through philanthropy. Most recently, Hangout donated $ 100,000 to schools in the city of Gulf Shores for a music lab for students at Gulf Shores High School. Festival organizers say the event injects more than $ 40 million into the local economy each year.

More information about the festival and its efforts to support diversity, equity and inclusion, environmental sustainability and local charities can be found on the Hangout website.


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Port Lavaca hosts its annual Festival of Lights Parade https://rockcoastfestival.com/port-lavaca-hosts-its-annual-festival-of-lights-parade/ Sat, 04 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/port-lavaca-hosts-its-annual-festival-of-lights-parade/ Parade winners will be announced Saturday, December 4 at Merry on Maine in Port Lavaca December 3, 2021 11:27 p.m. Job : December 3, 2021 11:27 p.m. PORT LAVACA, Texas – Port Lavaca held its annual Festival of Lights Parade on Friday evening, December 3. The parade included over 30 different floats. Some were adorned […]]]>
Parade winners will be announced Saturday, December 4 at Merry on Maine in Port Lavaca

PORT LAVACA, Texas – Port Lavaca held its annual Festival of Lights Parade on Friday evening, December 3. The parade included over 30 different floats. Some were adorned with speakers, Christmas lights, streamers and one even had a live band in the back of its trailer.

The parade kicked off at 6:30 p.m. with Santa lighting the Christmas tree at the back of Bayfront Peninsula Park. Once the parade started, the floats headed for the Sandcrab Stadium in Port Lavaca.

Calhoun High School also had its marching band and cheerleading team in the parade. Two members of the cheerleading leader say the annual event brings the community together.

“I feel like it brings our community together and we can all have fun and hang out with family and friends. It means a lot to me because we can come together as a team to organize a parade for little kids and their families,” say Calhoun High School cheerleaders Angelina Fredericksen and Anna Williams.

On Saturday, December 4, the City of Port Lavaca will announce the parade winners at Merry on Main, a holiday community shopping event that will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Port Lavaca. For more information on the Merry on Main, click here.

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South African music festival halted after dozens of positive COVID-19 tests on site https://rockcoastfestival.com/south-african-music-festival-halted-after-dozens-of-positive-covid-19-tests-on-site/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 18:30:04 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/south-african-music-festival-halted-after-dozens-of-positive-covid-19-tests-on-site/ A South African music festival has been halted after dozens of COVID-19 tests carried out on site returned positive, The Toronto Sun reported. The Ballito Rage music festival kicked off on Tuesday in the town of Ballito, located on the east coast of South Africa. In the first eight hours of the festival, 940 people […]]]>


A South African music festival has been halted after dozens of COVID-19 tests carried out on site returned positive, The Toronto Sun reported.

The Ballito Rage music festival kicked off on Tuesday in the town of Ballito, located on the east coast of South Africa.

In the first eight hours of the festival, 940 people in attendance took COVID-19 tests and 32 festival goers and four staff members tested positive, according to the Sun.

It is not known whether they tested positive for the new variant of omicron, a discovery which South African health officials first confirmed at a press conference the previous Thursday. Officials at the time said the variant was “very different” from past COVID-19 mutations.

The Ballito Rage Festival was one of many matrix parties – events for high school students who have just finished their exams – taking place across the country.

“We take the safety of all of our customers, employees and suppliers very seriously,” the festival said in a statement, according to the Sun. “It is for this reason that the event organizers made the decision to cancel the rest of Ballito Rage.”

South African authorities reported 4,373 new COVID infections on Tuesday, the Sun reported. New daily infections in the country are expected to reach 10,000 by the end of the week.

In a speech to the nation on Sunday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa called for public events to be canceled.

“The holiday season and year-end matrix raves and other celebrations should ideally be postponed, and every person should think twice before attending or holding a gathering,” said Ramaphosa.


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